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St. Augustine Airport Wins FAA Grant to Provide Air Service to NC

[ad_1] St. Augustine’s Northeast Florida Regional Airport may begin offering daily non-stop flights to Charlotte, North Carolina. starting in December, thanks to a new grant of $ 700,000 from the Federal Aviation Administration. St. Johns County Airport beat applications submitted by Daytona Beach International Airport and two other Florida airports to become the only one […]

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The Delta variant thrives in a state of political and public health contention

[ad_1] Lauren Weber ST. LOUIS – The day after Missouri Governor Mike Parson wrapped up his bicentennial bus tour to boost tourism to the state in mid-July, Chicago issued a travel advisory regarding visiting Missouri. Earlier this summer, as the number of covid-19 cases began to rise when the highly transmissible delta variant took hold […]

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Local and state tourism groups use coverage of NBA Finals to attract travelers

The entire NBA Countdown overlooking the Deer District. As the national spotlight turned to Milwaukee during the Bucks’ historic run in the NBA Playoff, VISIT Milwaukee and Wisconsin Travel make their own effort to engage out-of-state travelers. Tourism entities during the NBA Finals each aired television commercials featuring a range of visually appealing summer scenes, […]

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Biden grappling with ‘pandemic of the unvaccinated’ – NBC Chicago

Two weeks after celebrating America’s near ‘independence’ from the coronavirus, President Joe Biden faces the disturbing reality of rising cases and deaths – and the limits of his ability to fight against the persistent reluctance to vaccinate responsible for the summer regression. COVID-19 cases have tripled in the past three weeks, and hospitalizations and deaths […]

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Thailand Tightens Measures As Daily Cases Surpass 10,000 | WGN 720 radio

through: CHALIDA EKVITTAYAVECHNUKUL, Associated Press Posted: Jul 16, 2021 / 11:46 PM CDT / Update: Jul 17, 2021 / 3:31 AM CDT Residents wait to receive injections of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine at the Central Vaccination Center in Bangkok, Thailand on Thursday, July 15, 2021. As many Asian countries battle a new wave of coronavirus […]

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Cuban leader blames his government for recent protests – NBC Chicago

Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel offers for the first time a self-criticism while arguing that the government’s shortcomings in handling shortages and other issues have played a role in this week’s protests. But in a televised address Wednesday night, he also called on Cubans not to act with hatred – a reference to the violence that […]

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Uncertainty game: worries and rediscovered happiness of tourists in Europe

Paris (AFP) They are back! Foreign tourists can once again be seen and heard roaming the streets of European cities. But despite Europe opening its doors, tourists say traveling during the pandemic is complicated. Since June 9, it is possible for tourists to visit Europe again, depending on the health situation in their country of […]

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Chicago’s “Sundays on State” strives to draw downtown visitors – NBC Chicago

Even with the rain, motivated folks from Chicago and the suburbs flocked to a big block party on Sunday on one of the city’s most iconic streets, complete with artwork, music, music, and entertainment. food and lots of mouthwatering attractions. State Street from Lake to Madison was cordoned off for the first Sundays of the […]

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Chicago businesses fear recent violence is preventing shoppers from coming downtown – CBS Chicago

CHICAGO (CBS) – As the weekend approaches, Chicago’s shopping districts are bracing for trouble and calling on Mayor Lori Lightfoot for help. Store owners say the violence over the past weekend could signal shoppers to stop coming downtown and affect everyone’s bottom line. Over the July 4 weekend in Chicago, massive crowds wreaked havoc, injuring […]

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Spiaggia closes after 37 years, marking the end of Chicago’s best Italian restaurant

In a shocking ad on Friday morning, Spiaggia – the standard for Italian restaurants in Chicago for the past 37 years – will not reopen, one property says they are permanently closed. Spiaggia, and its more affordable sibling, Cafe Spiaggia, had been closed since last year at the corner of Michigan Avenue and Oak Street. […]

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Summer travel boom helps save household formation

The post-pandemic travel boom will help all kinds of properties, including retail, industrial and multi-family businesses in tourist destinations, said John Chang, senior vice president, director of research services Marcus & Millichap in a recent video. . Leisure travel is growing rapidly in vacation hotspots like Orlando, Las Vegas, Nashville, Miami, but also in less […]

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Elsa tracker: system weakens in the face of tropical storm, sparing Florida major damage

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla .– A weakened tropical storm Elsa dumped rain on Florida’s Gulf Coast early Wednesday, but appears to have spared the state significant damage and widespread power outages. Elsa oscillated in the Gulf of Mexico, briefly reaching hurricane strength, but was expected to move to the coast as a tropical storm. Tornado warnings […]

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Witkoff and Monroe pay $ 94 million for Marriott Miami site cancellation

Steven Witkoff and 700 North Miami Avenue (Google Maps) New York-based Witkoff and a partner rushed to buy the site of the long-standing – but now canceled – Marriott Marquis Miami Worldcenter hotel from MDM Group for $ 94 million. Witkoff, led by chief executive officer Steven Witkoff, and Chicago-based Monroe Capital, purchased the 4.7-acre […]

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Resonance Consultancy has just released the latest edition

New York, June 30, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Resonance Consultancy today announced America’s Top 100 Best Performing Cities in its annual America’s Best Cities report. A leading advisor on real estate, economic development and place creation, Resonance’s top city rankings quantify and compare the relative quality of places, the reputation and competitive identity of US […]

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Weekend Roundup: Wisconsin Proud Boys Details Racist, Anti-Semitic, Homophobic Culture

A few men from Wisconsin joined the Proud Boys with the intention of finding a brotherhood, similar to the one they experienced in the military. What they found was different, say USA TODAY-Wisconsin that “the group is a den of racism and anti-Semitism. The rise within the group, they said, depends on the sadistic intimidation […]

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Hawaii to drop COVID-19 testing and quarantine rules for fully vaccinated domestic travelers on July 8

HONOLULU – Hawaii will drop its COVID-19 testing and quarantine rules for fully vaccinated domestic travelers in two weeks. Governor David Ige said on Thursday the state would drop current COVID-19 travel restrictions for vaccinated travelers from the Americas on July 8. Those using the quarantine exemption should download their vaccination cards from a state […]

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Thanks to ownership, Chicago street vendors find lifeline via commercial kitchens

Chicago street vendors have faced the city’s restrictions on food sales for decades, often facing tickets, fines, and encounters with police. Today, a group of long-time vendors have taken an important step towards protecting the livelihoods of their members by purchasing a commercial kitchen where they can legally prepare food and run their business without […]

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Pinellas County hotels scramble to keep up with tourism – Tampa, FL

Clearwater, Florida – People around the world are heading to the white sands of Pinellas County, catching waves with hot water, cruising the beach and unmasking themselves in public. “As of 2019, not 2020, community travel resumed in mid-March, when the numbers really jumped,” says Steve Hayes, President and CEO of Visit St. Pete Clearwater […]